Izzy Goes To Italy

Submitted 06-15-2011 under NONPROFITS

On the northern coast of Italy, sits the small city of Muggia. Surrounded by a system of hills, Muggia’s name is derived from the ancient word for coastal swamp. But when Israel (Izzy) Davis, Director of Ceramics at UICA and Professor at...

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GRAM on the Green Returns for a Third Season With New Collaborations

Submitted 06-13-2011 under NONPROFITS

GRAM on the Green Every Friday, July 8 - August 19   The Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation, and the Downtown Alliance announce a Friday night filled with free activities at Rosa Parks Circle and GRAM this July and...

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Catalyst Radio: Arts market and music festival among highlights of this weekend

Submitted 06-10-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the episode and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW (Buttermilk Jamboree at 5:11 | The Market at 14:18) We're clueing you into two must-attend happenings this weekend: Buttermilk Jamboree and The...

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The Market kicks off this Saturday and the artists are spreading the word in style.

Submitted 06-08-2011 under NONPROFITS

This Saturday June 11th, escape the mundanity of weekend traditions and head out into the sunshine to enjoy The Market presented by Avenue for the arts. Sound good? How can it not! With sidewalks filled by quality vendors, musicians and art-...

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Instruments of Hope Meditation Sculpture Garden Dedication

Submitted 06-07-2011 under NEWS

On Sunday, June 12 at 1 p.m.,  the dedication for Phase One of the Saint Francis Sculpture Garden for Prayer and Meditation will begin with an introduction by Mark Siegrist, President of Instruments of Hope. The garden is a...

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Peopledesign Helps Transform UICA’s Brand

Submitted 06-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

A cornerstone of the West Michigan community since 1977, UICA is on the cusp of opening a prominent new facility in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. As part of this move, UICA has engaged Peopledesign to help focus and re-invigorate the UICA...

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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio-- Willie Jones

Submitted 06-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

This article was written in collaboration with the artist.   Our featured artist for June is Willie Jones!    Here's a little bit about the artist, in his own words:   ‘My name is Willie Jones and I’m 55.  I...

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Elizabeth Goes to Eksperimenta!

Submitted 05-27-2011 under NONPROFITS

If anyone had suggested a year ago to Elizabeth Goddard, Education Director at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) that she’d be presenting at an arts conference in Estonia, she would have said, “Yeah, right.” And then...

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Call for Performers at the Market!

Submitted 05-25-2011 under NONPROFITS

Take the opportunity to celebrate creativity and community on June 11th during the Market presented by Avenue for the Arts. Arts vendors, musicians and local businesses will line the sidewalks of South Division between Oakes and Cherry from 4...

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GR Comics Society to hold release party for its long awaited first collection

Submitted 05-24-2011 under NEWS

When the Grand Rapids Comic Society formed two years ago, they dreamed of assembling an anthology to be able to say, "Look, Grand Rapids! We are establishing a comics scene, and we are the artists." This Thursday at 6 p.m. at The Sparrows...

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